Saturday, September 23, 2006

Because we're terribly cultured

Guess where I've been today? Yes, that's right - I've been to Legoland Windsor!! Isn't it amazing what they can do with those little plastic bricks these days?

Ha! You know I'm just joshing - I've been up town! (Oh, and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas - just so you know, this is TOWER BRIDGE. London Bridge is a little bit downstream, and no where near as interesting, pretty, or pointy looking. Although I'd rather stare at it for hours on end than listen to your sorry-ass excuse for music, OK?)

And why did I go up town, I hear you ask? Well I'll tell you - me and Big Bro went to the Design Museum.

Big Bro, y'see, works for a design business doing high-end... design things for... high... end, um, businesses... Anyway, he had some sort of cheapo entry deal thing that expired today, and they've got a Formula 1 exhibition on and he likes Formula 1. I on the other hand, had to pay full price, but I went along anyway because it's been years since I've been there, and despite the fact that I DON'T like Formula 1, I figured that I could just checkout some nice chairs or something.

To be honest the Formula 1 bit wasn't that big, so I actually didn't get too bored by it. Here's one of the pointy cars on display.

Big Bro seemed to enjoy himself, so that was good. I did like this inspiring statement though.

My favourite thing there was some sort of weird projected art installation that projected a silhouette of you (and by that I mean me, not actually you) onto a wall, but augmented it with bizarre-ass features and sound effects. This is me just taking a photo.

And no, I was not wearing my hair like Bjork.

After the Design Museum we grabbed a coffee and walked alongside the Thames, which gave me an excuse to checkout London's UFO defense system. Look - it's speared two already.

That'll teach those goddamn aliens to try and invade London.

Um, oh, and we found a shopping centre with a funky sculpture thing in it.

Funky, huh?


Late last year I was interviewed for a radio documentary. Yes, me - the babbling fool! Anyway, I was told it was going to go out sometime in January or February. But nothing ever came of it...

...Until today.

The guy that interviewed me texted me to tell me that it's going out soon, and he wanted to send me a copy. Now, he interviewed me in a pub, and to be honest it started busying up just as I was hitting my flow, so he didn't get too much out of me. Still, I'm going to be on the radio. I'm such a media whore. Anyway, in an ideal world, I'll let you know when it's being broadcast, and if it's going up online - but I actually want to listen to the copy of it first, because there is absolutely no way I'm going to shout it from the rooftops if I come across as the biggest spacker on the planet. No way.

On the other hand, if I sound absolutely awesome, I am available for voice-over work.


Miss T said...


What? What? What? I'm first! Yeah!

It's nice to know Britland locals take the same photos as tourists from the colonies! I saw all those places last year. But my photos are all on weird batman angles. I don't know why.

Tim said...

You're first!

And I'm first of the losers!

I know - weird that, innit? I can train it up to Tower Bridge in under an hour and yet still I snap away at it like I've never seen it before. I took one cracking pic of it - well, it would've been cracking if my finger hadn't been half in view.

I was so angry. Then I realised I can JUST GO UP THERE AGAIN AND TAKE ANOTHER ONE.


Batman angles are cool though. Were you climbing up the side of a building at the time? That would kinda explain it...

Miss T said...

I wasn't climbing. Just using a grappling hook with a retractable element.

Hehehe. London train station names.

Cockfosters. Teee heee.

Tim said...

Aaah... where do you get those wonderful toys?

Yes, I know, tube station names can be a bit silly, huh?Although off the top of my head I can't think of one funnier than Cockfosters...!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I think you look more like the statue of liberty than Bjork...

Thank you for the pics - I now know what happened to my dinner guests two months ago. It appears they were speared on that speary thing. I thought it rather unlike them not to at least text to say they weren't coming.
Luckily I didn't like them all that much. D'Gorzraggle drools quite a lot which is Hell on natural fibred carpets like mine...

Tim said...

Yes, I think you're right - I do, don't I? I stand for truth justice, and, ooo, doughnuts...

I think you can blame Ken Livingston for your dinner guests disappearance. They clearly didn't pay the aerial congestion charge... On the other hand, its probably better to be snagged on that spear than Brittany Spears.

Dinah said...

I'm so excited for your cul-cha. I always tell myself to get out and do more of the things around the city, but usually I just end up in bed watching reruns of some 90's sitcom.

Also....if you're on the radio it better be available for us to listen to.

Shout it from the rooftops!

Tim said...

I know what you mean - London's just over there and I never really do much with it!! But it is London, so it's expensive. That's my excuse!!

I reckon the radio show will go online at some point, but I don't want to draw attention to myself in case I sound like an eeeeee-jiut!!!!

I'll probably sound like a nervous four year old!!

Miss T said...

What were you being interviewed about???

Tim said...

Um...Star Trek...